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Sanders Reveals Trump Reaction to Kim Jong Un Flirting

'He f---ing hit on you!' ex-WH press secretary says he exclaimed in incident detailed in new book

(Newser) - Former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has been making the rounds of late to help her ex-boss stump for November. This week, however, the buzz around Sanders is focused on her upcoming memoir, a copy of which the Guardian got its hands on a few days before its...

After Coma Rumors, Kim Jong Un Shows Up, Cigarette in Hand
'What Is Going On'
With Kim Jong Un?

'What Is Going On' With Kim Jong Un?

He was said once again to be incapacitated—then supposedly showed up smoking a cigarette

(Newser) - There's a lot going on in the world right now, but Bloomberg has just come out and asked the question we've all had simmering in the back of our minds for some time: "What's going on with Kim Jong Un?" In April, the North Korean leader...

A Rare Admission From Kim Jong Un
A Rare Admission
From Kim Jong Un

A Rare Admission From Kim Jong Un

Leader admits plan for 'great socialist country' was a failure, calls for January meeting

(Newser) - Kim Jong Un's ambitious five-year plan to boost the North Korean economy and create a "great socialist country" has been "seriously delayed," he said Thursday in Pyongyang—and he's called for a rare Workers' Party congress at the start of the new year to try...

Woodward Gets His Hands on 25 'Personal' Trump-Kim Letters

Bob Woodward's 'Rage' is coming out September 15

(Newser) - President Trump and Kim Jong Un have been writing each other letters—and 25 of them are about to hit the presses. That's according to the publisher of Bob Woodward's second book about the Trump presidency, titled Rage. The personal letters "have not been public before,"...

Kim Is Developing Baby Nukes: UN Experts

Report finds North Korea is expanding its nuclear arsenal, ballistic missile program

(Newser) - UN experts say North Korea is flouting UN sanctions by expanding its nuclear arsenal and ballistic missile program and by exporting coal and illegally importing refined petroleum products in excess of its annual quota. In a report obtained Tuesday by the AP , the experts said that North Korea has also...

OK, COVID-19 Is Here, North Korea Says

Kim Jong Un declares emergency and shuts down Kaesong

(Newser) - For the first time, Pyongyang has acknowledged that the new coronavirus has reached North Korea. The nation's first confirmed case prompted the lockdown of a border city and an emergency politburo meeting, Reuters reports. A defector to South Korea, who crossed back to Kaesong this month after three years,...

Kim Visits Hospital Project, Fires All Officials Involved

This could be a sign sanctions are biting

(Newser) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un berated construction managers for unspecified problems in building a showpiece hospital in comments reported Monday that may indicate the country is struggling to secure supplies amid US-led sanctions and a coronavirus lockdown. During a visit to the construction site in Pyongyang, Kim lamented that...

Kim's Sister: We Don't Need Another Trump Summit

It would be 'unpractical and does not serve us at all,' says Kim Yo Jong

(Newser) - The powerful sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Friday she doesn’t expect her brother to meet President Trump this year, saying there’s no reason for the North to gift Trump high-profile meetings when it’s not being substantially rewarded in return. "But also, you...

Kim: N. Korea Has 'Thoroughly Prevented' Any COVID Cases

He urges country to stay vigilant after 'shining success'

(Newser) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un urged officials to maintain alertness against the coronavirus, warning that complacency risked "unimaginable and irretrievable crisis," state media said Friday. Despite the warning, Kim reaffirmed North Korea’s claim to not have had a single case of COVID-19, telling a ruling party...

Leaflets on Kim's Wife Were 'the Last Straw'

Russian ambassador says 'propaganda' featuring Ri Sol Ju was 'a special kind of dirty'

(Newser) - We may now know why North Korea was so upset with a recent round of anti-Pyongyang leaflets floated across the border from South Korea. Leaflets launched May 31—two weeks before North Korean officials blew up a joint liaison office —included provocative, Photoshopped images of Kim Jong Un's...

North Korea Suspends Military Retaliation Against South

After weeks of ramping up tensions, a de-escalation

(Newser) - North Korea said Wednesday that Kim Jong Un suspended a planned military retaliation against South Korea, in an apparent slowing of the pressure campaign it has waged against its rival amid stalled nuclear negotiations with the Trump administration. Last week, the North had declared relations with the South as fully...

North Korea Just Blew Up Liaison Office With South

North Korea blows up joint liaison office with South Korea in North's city of Kaesong

(Newser) - Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, issued an ominous-sounding warning over the weekend, and it looks like she's made good on her word: the North blew up the joint liaison office it shared with South Korea in the North Korean border city of...

Kim Jong Un's Sister Issues a Threat to Her 'Enemy'

Kim Yo Jong flexes her muscle in explosive speech

(Newser) - The powerful sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un threatened military action against South Korea as she bashed Seoul on Saturday over declining bilateral relations and its inability to stop activists from floating anti-Pyongyang leaflets across the border, the AP reports. Describing South Korea as an "enemy,"...

S. Korea on Daily Phone Call to North: They Didn't Pick Up

First time since joint liaison office opened in 2018 that one of 2 daily phone calls was dissed

(Newser) - North Korea and South Korea have two daily phone calls: one at 9am and one at 5pm, no matter what, as part of an initiative that began in 2018 to keep communication flowing and ease tensions between the two nations. But on Monday, the former didn't pick up when...

North Korea Taunts US Over Protests
North Korea Taunts
US Over Protests

North Korea Taunts US Over Protests

'Demonstrators enraged by the extreme racists throng even to the White House'

(Newser) - North Korea has taken note of the George Floyd protests, and it's not exactly sending a note of support. "Demonstrators enraged by the extreme racists throng even to the White House," says a statement in one of the main state-run newspapers. "This is the reality in...

North Korea Has a New Kim Jong Un Revelation

The regime's leader doesn't have 'chukjibeop,' according to an official news report

(Newser) - North Korea's official newspaper is reporting that Kim Jong Un can't actually bend space and time. As the regime's Rodong Sinmun newspaper revealed this week: "In realistic terms, a person cannot suddenly disappear and reappear by folding space." A South Korean official told Yonhap News...

Russia Gives Medal to Kim Jong Un
Russia to Kim:
Here, Have a Medal

Russia to Kim: Here, Have a Medal

Moscow has decided to honor Kim Jong Un's commemoration of WWII Soviet soldiers

(Newser) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has given a commemorative World War II medal to the recently resurfaced Kim Jong Un . The North Korean leader was awarded "for his great personal contribution to the commemoration of dead and buried Soviet citizens on the territory of [North Korea] and showing concern about...

Kim&#39;s Reappearance Makes Trump &#39;Glad&#39;
Trump Is 'Glad'
to See Kim Back

Trump Is 'Glad' to See Kim Back

Arms talks have made little progress despite their personal diplomacy

(Newser) - Kim Jong Un has been welcomed back to the world stage, after nearly three weeks out of public view. President Trump tweeted that, "I, for one, am glad to see he is back, and well!" Trump shared state media photos of Kim, smiling and talking, purportedly at the...

Shots Fired at Korean Border
Shots Fired at Korean Border

Shots Fired at Korean Border

N. Korean soldiers fire several shots at S. Korean guardpost, South fires back

(Newser) - North and South Korean troops exchanged fire along their tense border on Sunday, the South’s military said, the first such incident since the rivals took unprecedented steps to lower front-line animosities. While Sunday’s incident is a reminder of persistent tensions, it didn’t cause any known casualties on...

State Media Report Kim Has Made an Appearance
Kim Resurfaces in State Media

Kim Resurfaces in State Media

Ruler hadn't been seen in public since April 11

(Newser) - North Korean state media say leader Kim Jong Un has made his first public appearance in 20 days, during which speculation about his health flourished. The Korean Central News Agency said Saturday that he attended a ceremony marking the completion of a fertilizer factory in Suncheon, near the capital of...

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